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Our poor Canadian money πŸ˜’

Do you remember how I told you we were planning a California road trip for this summer?

Well….. It’s not happening. 

Our poor Canadian money value has decreased so badly that our trip will cost us an extra 50%

Mid-January, I decided to change our plans and discover a new part of Canada. 

We are going West!   

 We will fly to Edmonton and drive to Victoria (1,348km or 838 miles) before flying back home. 

We will take 2 weeks, stay in Edmonton, Jasper, Banff, Kelowna,  Vancouver and Victoria. 

If you know Alberta and British Columbia… Tell me what we absolutely have to see!

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18 thoughts on “Our poor Canadian money πŸ˜’

  1. Vancouver was a great place to be but that, I’m afraid, was long ago. I do have fond memories of Western Canada. Lake Louise and Emerald Bay are stunning. There is a grand hotel at Lake Louise that is quite famous, you may want to check it out online. There is Calgary if you are interested in the Stampede? Whistler Mountain…
    When I was young I would visit my grandmother for the summer and work for an aunt and uncle traveling about From Stanley Park to Calgary. You have a wonderful experience ahead. Enjoy!

    Thank you for following both blogs. Now I am off to discover what you have to say on yours? πŸ™‚ LΓ©a
    BTW, I shall have to pass on the FB stuff as I am not on FB. πŸ˜‰

  2. I visited West Canada as a child and I loved it! The Rockies were my favorite part πŸ™‚ I will definitely go back after I graduate university

  3. A darling friend of mine, the Chief Executive Officer of Dolphin Marine Magic in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, Paige Sinclair, is originally from Victoria, BC….. I will one day be visiting America and Canada (July-August 2018 at the earliest)

    • Hi Joe. We live on the East coast so once in Victoria I believe we will have pass 4 time zones :). We are really looking forward to the trip. There is so much to see! I hope your travels take you to North American one day!

      • I’m planning to be in Cortland, NY during August for their annual Brockway truck show (Cortland was home to one of America’s biggest truck makers, Brockway) then I plan to head to Monticello to catch up with a friend while I am there. Then it’s off to Florida to visit Orlando (SeaWorld is amongst the things there) – then off to Clearwater to visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Then I’m not sure where I’ll go after that. Canada is going to be busy too – I have a few friends to catch up with… one in Nova Scotia and one in Newfoundland. Plus you folks if I manage to find the time – Alaska via the Inside Passage is the last thing on the to-do list…. I’d best better start saving because I’m up for quite a bit of money!

      • Wow! That’s a big trip!!! Say hi to Winter and Hope in Clearwater! Emily (and us) loved it there.
        If you are traveling to Nova Scotia, we could be fairly close by. Where is your friend?

  4. What you have planned sounds wonderful. Sorry that the exchange rate just isn’t working for a trip to California. I remember one year when we had been hoping to travel to England but the exchange rate was horrendous. Instead we did our annual return to the upper peninsula of Michigan and waited two years. By then, the rates were much better. Hopefully you’ll have another opportunity to visit the US.

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